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Highlights
  • Marvel at fish river canyon
  • Explore giant sand dunes and victoria falls
  • Track the big five
  • Take wildlife walks and dugout canoe rides

This 18-day journey through four African countries hits the highlights and is perfect for the adventurer who wants to discover the region’s diversity. Explore the Okavango Delta by dugout mokoro canoe, marvel at some of the highest sand dunes in the world in the Namib Desert, and meet the San Bushmen of the Kalahari. Your knowledgeable CEO will take care of the hassles and planning while you recharge in hotels, bushmen huts, and camps for a once-in-a-lifetime cultural experience you'll forever treasure.

Trip Description
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure
 

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G Adventures Travel Reviews & Ratings
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4.8 out of 5
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4.8 Guide
4.8 Activities
4.8 Lodging
4.8 Transportation
4.8 Meals
4.8
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Adventure

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Itinerary. CEO. Co travellers (all ages). All ages makes the experience. This is my 12th gadventures trek so I know. This YOLO concept is antiquated and wrong. This trip was great. The age range was 21 to. 82 and that's one thing that made it great December 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I love Africa. And I wish gadventures would understand that Africa is Black (I m not) and its CEOs should represent the area - not as a colonial, but as a native person.

Operator G Adventures

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Arthur was an excellent CEO, Elvin was an excellent driver and host. Between the two of them they gave us an excellent tour and experience. We really appreciated the advice provided by Arthur when it came to recommending extra activities. November 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I have been asked by many friends, would we go back again. From the standpoint of the experience, the country, the people and the animals, it was phenomenal and I definitely would recommend the trip. There are however many other places in the world that we want to visit as well, If G Adventures offers tours in the areas that we want to go they would be our first choice - preferably with Arthur as the CEO and Elvin as the driver.
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Price. The less you spend on one trip the more you can spend on catching up on the rest of the world. This trip was almost identical to Dunes,Delta and Falls with Peregrine/Intrepid and it was 3.5k compared with 7.07k including 10% repeat discount with P/I, Hannalie was one of the best CEOs I have met in 40 years of travelling, a sensational girl with infinite patience and a killer sense of humour. Check out her history lessons. She is the only person who can make history fun for me. Her drawings are a riot. She should publish them!!!!! I loved the variety of accomm styles and the optional tours with the bushman of the Kalahari were unforgetable but the best of all for me was the photography tour on the Chobe in Botswana with Johann Guts. I felt like I was having 57 birthdays all at once. Best optional tour I have ever, ever done and I started travelling 41 years ago. Thanks G Adv. I am going to Mozambique and Kruger and Ethiopia with you in 2016 as well as Galapogas in June this year so that should indicate I am genuine about my praise. I want Hannalie to CEO all my African tours if I have my way. She is such an asset to you. The fun and humour between her and our driver Elwin 'Alvin' was magic and when I made the presentation to each of them on behalf of the tour some of my fellow travellers said their efficiency, fun and easy going approach to everything made the tour for them. April 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I do have one issue which I would like G Adventures to please address for me. I come from Australia which is, as you know one continent, one country. I had no clue that there were three international airports in a 40kilometre radius as Victoria Falls and when a shuttle was available to ' the airport ' I booked it only to find out I was at Livingstone International and I needed to be at Victoria Falls International in Zimbabwe for my flight to Josie. All G needed to do here was warn up to check which country we were flying out of before booking the airport shuttle. I had 45 minutes to get to the Zimbabwe airport and had to take three taxis to Zambian border then thru no man's land then after clearing customs again I had to get a third this cost me USD 55 which I would appreciate you reimbursing to me this amount in Australian dollars as well as an appropriate compensation for the hysterical terror I went thru. But, I must say the South African Airways flight crew reopened the closed flight for me as I was so distressed they didn't know what to do with me. The third cab driver told me he would drive faster if I paid him more than USD 30 and when I refused he withheld one of my bags which had all my USD cash for the rest of my time in South Africa in it and my camera, sun glasses , clothes and curios. He saw me pay the previous driver out of that bag so he knew which one to steal and I had to beg and borrow for the rest of my trip which could easily have been prevented with appropriate information especially for Australians who aren't as familiar with border crossing etc. I look forward to hearing from you in response to this request.
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This was my 6th G Adventures trip, you guys haven't failed me yet! March 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
A whirlwind trip that lets you experience the highlights of Southern Africa and will make you want to go back for more!

Operator G Adventures

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We had a great experience from bookings to our guide and everything in between. March 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We can not wait to go back to Africa. It was a wonderful trip that exceeded all expectation. We talked about doing our own trip but the lengthy driving would have been exhausting and there were definitely things we would have missed on our own (delta overnight camping). We can't wait for our next GAdventures vacation.
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Itinerary

Day 1 Cape Town

There are no activities planned on until an evening welcome meeting. We highly recommend booking pre-accommodation to fully enjoy this city. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Cape Town/Lambert's Bay (1B)

Travelling from Cape Town, continue north towards Namaqualand, keeping an eye out for fields of Namaqualand daisies (in season August and September). At Clanwilliam, head towards the coast again and on to Lambert’s Bay, a picturesque town on the west coast of South Africa. Included Activities: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre Transport: Travelling from Cape Town to Lambert's Bay, with a stop along the way at !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre. Private Vehicle

Day 3 Lambert's Bay/Orange River (1B)

Travelling north, enjoy a full day's travel through this dry and remote part of South Africa. In the mid-afternoon, cross into Namibia and a more arid region and stop at scenic Gariep (Orange) River for the evening. After getting settled, enjoy the late afternoon by the river bank. Included Activities: Border Crossing (South Africa - Namibia) Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 4 Orange River/Fish River Canyon (1B)

Continue on to Fish River Canyon, the largest canyon in Africa, and take in the majestic beauty. Opt to relax in the hotel's pool while enjoying the beautiful scenery. Included Activities: Fish River Canyon Visit Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 5 Fish River Canyon/Namib Desert (1B, 1D)

Continue through Namaland en route to the Namib Desert. Arrive in the area in the late afternoon, where the towering red sand dunes of Sossusvlei form the gateway into the Namib Desert. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 6 Namib Desert (1B, 1D)

Enjoy a visit to Sossusvlei, a clay pan enclosed by the world’s largest sand dunes, up to 300m (984 ft) high. Here, use some free time to enjoy the sand dunes on your own. Visit the Sesriem Canyon, a small canyon typical of the area. Included Activities: Sossusvlei Dunes Visit Sesriem Canyon Visit

Day 7 Namib Desert/Swakopmund (1B)

Get a real feel for the Namib Desert as we spend hours crossing this empty region. En route to the Namibian coast, take a coffee break in Solitaire, a mystical village consisting of a filling station, general dealer/coffee shop, and small mechanical workshop. Before arriving to Swakopmund, drive through Walvis Bay, the only town on the Namibian coastline that boasts a deep-sea harbor. Spend two nights in the area exploring this historical town or trying some of the numerous activities available, such as sandboarding or a skydiving. Swakopmund has bizarre lunar landscapes, unforgettable sunsets, and prehistoric Welwitchia plants. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 8 Swakopmund

Spend a day exploring all the area has to offer. Optional activities include sandboarding, skydiving, and quad biking.

Day 9 Swakopmund/Etosha National Park

Begin moving east into the interior of Namibia. On this route, pass through a lunar landscape and see the imposing Spitzkoppe, also known as the “Matterhorn” of Namibia, in the distance. Visit Etosha National Park on a wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle. Keep an eye out for lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos, and antelopes. After sunset, some animals may head to the watering holes near the campground. Opt to head out for more wildlife safari drives in an open safari vehicle to make the most of your time here. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 10 Etosha National Park

Enjoy another wildlife safari drive in our touring vehicle and keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of incredible animals. Included Activities: Etosha National Park Wildlife Safari Drive

Day 11 Etosha National Park/Windhoek (1L)

Leave Etosha National Park and head south through the Namibian countryside to Windhoek. Included Activities: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 12 Windhoek/Kalahari Desert (1B, 1D)

Continue through the eastern part of Namibia and cross into Botswana before travelling into the heart of the Kalahari. Arrive in the late afternoon and camp close to Ghanzi. Opt for a “bushman walk and dance”. Enjoy a local meal before settling in for the night. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Namibia - Botswana) Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 13 Kalahari Desert/Maun (1B)

Travel along the northern portions of the Kalahari Desert throughout the day – this is a severely arid and barren landscape, though very beautiful. After arrival in Maun, the biggest town in the Okavango Delta area, pick up any supplies needed and prepare for the journey into the Okavango Delta. In the evening, watch a traditional dance group performance on the poolside terrace. Additional Notes: If you pre-booked the Okavango Delta Flight, you will be flying today. Included Activities: Dikgantshwane Performance Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 14 Okavango Delta (1B, 1L, 1D)

The excursion begins with a drive in customized safari vehicles for about 1-2 hrs to the "dock" to board a mokoro (a dugout canoe) that takes us deep into the delta. After a 1-2 hrs in the mokoro, arrive to the camp. Included Activities: Okavango Delta Excursion Transport: 4x4 Mokoro

Day 15 Okavango Delta/Nata (1B, 1D)

Enjoy one last sunrise in the delta before travelling back to Maun by mokoro. Stop in Maun, pick up your luggage, have lunch, and continue to Nata. Transport: Mokoro 4x4 Private Vehicle

Day 16 Nata/Kasane (1B)

Travel to Kasane outside the gates of Chobe National Park, home to the largest elephant population in Southern Africa. Opt for an evening boat cruise or wildlife safari drive. For photography enthusiasts, this place is heaven with hippos, elephants, and crocodiles all living by the river. Additional Notes: For those who have pre-booked the Chobe River Sunset Cruise, you will be cruising tonight. Transport: Private Vehicle

Day 17 Kasane/Victoria Falls (1B)

Prebook the Photo Safari on the Chobe River at sunrise for one last chance to see the Big Five. Cross the border to enter into Zimbabwe and continue on to Victoria Falls, arriving in the early afternoon. This is a great base to see natural wonders and take part in some adventure activities. Opt to get up close (and wet from the spray) while visiting the immense Victoria Falls, raft the whitewater of the mighty Zambezi, or, for the more adventurous, bungee jump with Victoria Falls in view. Additional Notes: Your accommodation is in Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) and NOT Livingstone (Zambia). Please make sure you have the necessary visa. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Botswana - Zimbabwe) Transport: Private Vehicle Private Vehicle

Day 18 Victoria Falls (1B)

Depart at any time. Additional Notes: We highly recommend booking post-accommodation to fully experience everything Victoria Falls and the Zambezi area has to offer.

Dates & Pricing

Price From

$ 3,699

Price Per Day:

$ 206 per person
 
All passengers are advised to check the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe website for updated information on applicable departure taxes for Zimbabwe: http://www.caaz.co.zw/.
Details
Trip Includes
  • G Adventures for Good: !Khwa ttu San Culture and Education Centre
  • Swartwater G Adventures for Good: Penduka Village Restaurant & Shop
  • Windhoek
  • Fish River Canyon entrance
  • Sossusvlei Dunes and Sesriem Canyon entrance
  • Etosha National Park entrance and wildlife safari drives in our vehicle
  • Traditional dinner
  • Okavango Delta excursion with entrance
  • wildlife walks and mokoro trips
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Meals Included: 13 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Flights & Transport
Only ground transportAir-conditioned touring vehicle, walking, mokoros, safari vehicle.For all of our standard class trips in southern Africa, including this tour, we use a private local bus for the journey. With air conditioning, and sliding windows, this style of transportation is a comfortable way to travel through the region. In addition, even with a full group of 18 travelers, there will be extra space for the benefit of the group. Having our own private vehicle throughout the tour allows us the flexibility of making stops when needed. In addition, we are able to travel to out-of-the-way locations where public transportation does not reach. Road conditions in South Africa are generally good, though once in Namibia and beyond, the road quality deteriorates. As such, we slow our traveling speed and enjoy some sand and bumps en route – something which is of course part of the adventure of traveling in Africa! In the Okavango Delta, we leave our bus behind and explore in the area in mokoros – traditional dug-out canoes. The mokoros usually seat 2 people and are handled by ‘polers’ – so named as they move the mokoro forward by using a very long pole pushed into the ground under the water. This is a relaxing and peaceful way to take in the fascinating environment and wonderful scenery of the delta.
Group Size:
Small Group - 24 max
Maximum Number of People in Group: 18
Max 18, avg 14

Solo Notes

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accomodations
Hotels (6 nts), lodge/chalet (5 nts), guesthouse (1 nt), basic camping (1 nt), participation camping (4 nts).
Hotel: Comfortable twin rooms with en suite or shared facilities. Lodge/Chalet: Standard rooms with en-suite facilities. Simple Cabin/Huts: Rooms are twin or single with shared facilities. Basic Camping (participative, please bring your sleeping bag and towel): Pitched tents in the Delta with very basic facilities (no shower, dig-out toilet). Tents are twin. Camping (participative, please bring your sleeping bag and towel)
: Pitched tents in Etosha National Park and Solitaire Area. Tents are twin with shared ablutions. At the campgrounds there are sites with their own shared ablution block including toilets, sinks, hot and cold showers, barbecues, kitchen facilities, and electricity. There’s a shaded veranda and swimming pool to relax in. All camping equipment (with the exception of your sleeping bag and pillow) is supplied. Assembly and disassembly of the tents takes only 5 minutes (your CEO will show you how to erect your tent). All tents have built-in insect nets. Mattresses are also provided (approximately 4cm/1.6 in thick) and are warm and comfortable. On some nights your meals will be provided, in which your CEOs will do all the meal preparation, but we do ask our travellers to help with the preparation and washing up. On nights where meals are not provided, the campground offers a restaurant and shop, which are great places to grab a meal. The CEO will provide options for campfires and barbecues (braais) under the stars with the whole group, splitting the cost of food between everyone.
Start City
Cape Town
End City
Victoria Falls
Guides Chief Experience Officer (CEO)/driver throughout, local guides.

Age Notes

Min. Age: You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Additional Information:

Important Notes

1.This is not a physically demanding journey; however, travelling can be difficult, with long drives and poor road conditions at times. Despite this, most clients feel that the diversity of the African landscape, countries, culture and wildlife are all well worth the experience. We use a comfortable and safe air-conditioned touring vehicle for the long drives. 2. It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to Botswana from a Yellow Fever endemic country. Entry into Botswana when travelling from the following countries (but not limited to) will require a Yellow Fever Certificate: Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea Zambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela 3. Please note that this tour is a combination of several G Adventures tours. As such, your group CEO, fellow passengers, or vehicle may change between the individual tour sections. 4. Water-wise tips when visiting Cape Town: Cape Town is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts it has seen in over 100 years, and while we want you to have the best time possible while there, here are some tips to help reduce your water usage: - Bring a reusable water bottle, that you can fill with Cape Town’s tasty tap water. - Reuse your towels in the hotel, for at least two days, before getting new ones. - Keep your laundry until you have a full load to do, rather than just doing a handful of items. - Turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, or shaving. - Keep your showers to two minutes or less, and don’t use the bath. - Use hand sanitizer, instead of washing hands.

Meals

Eating is a big part of travelling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available in southern Africa. On this tour, we provide only a few meals for you and your group members, so as to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility in you choices. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though - while in the larger centres, your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Your CEO prepare the meals included in the Okavango Delta, arranging to purchase the foodstuffs before our bush camping excursion begins. Breakfasts will generally be cereals, if time allows a warm breakfast may be prepared. Lunches will be light meals such as sandwiches and/or salads. All evening meals will be freshly-prepared hot meals, and will consist of a variety of continental and local dishes. For the included meals, vegetarian meal requests and other dietary requirements need to be specified prior to arrival.

Dossier Disclaimer

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

Physical Requirements Our small group adventures bring together people of all ages. It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility' is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own luggage at a minimum. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our CEOs work hard to ensure that all our travellers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information. The medical questionnaire can be found online at: www.gadventures.com/medical-form.
Rules & Other Requirements Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of the land but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is a part of local culture in some parts of the world but is not acceptable for our travellers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. The exploitation of prostitutes is completely contrary to this philosophy. Our CEOs have the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or if they use prostitutes.

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